Every single personal computer or server is run by an Operating System - the low-level program which communicates with the computer hardware, including peripherals such as a mouse or a printer, and any apps that are currently installed on your system. Any program input using a command line or a Graphical User Interface (GUI) is processed by sending an Application Program Interface (API) request to the OS. On a server, each and every application runs within the parameters established by the OS as well - priority, physical memory, processing time, etc. This goes for both standard Internet site scripts and server-side software like a media server. If a virtual server is generated on a physical one, there can be two independent Operating Systems, called guest OS and host OS, so you can set up a different software environment on the same machine.
Multiple OS in VPS Servers
We offer you as many as three different Linux releases for the Operating System of our VPS servers
- Debian, CentOS and Ubuntu. These are among the safest and the most reliable OSs on the market and we offer all 3 instead of only one because we realize that you might want to install some software which has specific requirements with regards to the Operating System it shall run on. The latter is because each of the three Operating Systems has a vast support community behind it and there are various software applications you could install on the server. Your OS choice will also determine exactly what hosting Control Panel can be installed on the VPS in case you wish to use one and that is why we offer multiple Control Panels too. Should you decide that you want some other OS, our technical support can quickly wipe the existing one and install the one that you would like. We also offer an optional service to maintain the OS on your VPS updated weekly.
Multiple OS in Dedicated Servers
The dedicated servers
that we offer come with three different Operating Systems since we want to offer you more versatile solutions which will enable you to install and run any type of web software irrespective of its system requirements. The options are CentOS, Debian and Ubuntu and these three OSs are among the most stable and risk-free ones, not mentioning that they don't have any kind of license charges. All three have thousands of developers that have created a huge number of software packages that you can install and use on your hosting server. We also offer three hosting Control Panels and which one you can use is determined by the Operating System that you choose when you register. If you need a new OS afterwards, it won't be a problem because we can always reinstall your machine. With our Managed Services package we can also keep your OS secure by updating it every week with any patches which are released for it.